A Grateful Purim Party with The Terrapin Family Band and Rabbi Dan Ain (of Because Jewish)

The Rock and Roll Playhouse and Brooklyn Bowl Present

A Grateful Purim Party with The Terrapin Family Band and Rabbi Dan Ain (of Because Jewish)

We have very limited space in house for strollers. Once full strollers need to be stored outside.

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Doors: 11:00 am / Show: 11:15 am (event ends at 1:15 pm)

This event is all ages

Tickets available at the door.

Children under one are free. 

11am – Doors

11:15-12:00 - Storytelling with Rabbi Dan and The RRPH Band – Rabbi Dan will host the one of the most creative versions of Purim set to the music of The Grateful Dead.

12:00-12:15 Family Costume Contest

12:15-12:45 Family Concert with The Terrapin Family Band

12:45- 1:00 Mike Greenhaus, Editor-in- Chief of Relix Magazine, hosts a talk about music and spirituality with Terrapin Family Band

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The Terrapin Family Band
The Terrapin Family Band
Formed from weekly shows at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA, the Terrapin Family Band has become the venue's official house band. Terrapin Crossroads' constant free bar shows, often featuring bandleader Phil, have created an opportunity for the young musicians of Terrapin Crossroads to perform together and with a diverse cast of visiting musicians. Through playing in this setting, and with ongoing mentoring from Phil, the Terrapin Family Band has grown into a richly nuanced and fun band, weaving the classics with obscure covers and fresh original music to create a unique musical tapestry.
Rabbi Dan Ain
Preacher and connector, Rabbi Dan Ain gathers those who are open to being reached. He finds holiness in honest conversation, in the spaces where people can say what they really think and allow others to do the same. His latest project Because Jewish creates opportunities for our religious perspectives to be in genuine dialogue with our artists, our musicians and our everyday lives. The Times of Israel says: "Because Jewish represents the zeitgeist of Jewish Brooklyn, circa 2016. Its raison d’être is to offer community and presence amidst the racing speed and technological isolation of the here and now". For the past decade, Rabbi Dan has been curating these offerings around New York City at the 92nd St Y (as Director of Tradition and Innovation), Brooklyn Bowl, (le) poisson rouge and as therabbi of The New Shul. The High Holiday services he leads, with blues musician and cantorial singer Jeremiah Lockwood of The Sway Machinery, is an example of finding meaningful ways to worship in the 21st century – creating experiences that speak to people living in today's world using the language, lessons and music of the past.
Because Jewish
Because Jewish seeks to bring Judaism into the now. To make it as moving as music, as uplifting as art, as unsettling as literature, as rich as ritual, as comforting as community, as compelling as good conversation. And to use those art forms, and many others, to make Judaism sudden and powerful for us, right now."
Mike Greenhaus
Mike Greenhaus is a writer and blogger with a live-music obsession. He is the editor-in- chief of Relix, the longest-standing print magazine dedicated to improvisational and independent music. Additionally, he oversees the daily newswire for Relix.com and its sister site Jambands.com.

Mike is the vice president and co-founder of Relix Media Group, the parent company of Relix magazine, Relix.com, Jambands.com, the Bonnaroo Beacon newspaper, specialty publications for Mumford & Sons’ and Phish’s festivals, the local event database DoNYC and the Here & There music network. 

A former college radio DJ, Mike co-created Relix’s official podcast “Cold Turkey” in 2005—one of the first magazine podcasts, He has spoken on panels at South by Southwest, CMJ, M for Montreal, Asbury Park Film Festival and Tune-In Tel Aviv music conferences, co-curated the collaborative “Brooklyn Is Live” event for Relix’s 40 the anniversary and serves on the Young Patrons Board for City Parks Foundation.

He has written for Spin, Paste, American Songwriter and a variety of other outlets, and penned the introduction to noted music photographer Jay Blakesberg’s book, Jam. Mike currently hosts “The Friday Night Jam” with RabbiDan Ain, a speaking series at New York's LPR focused on the intersection of music, spirituality and religion. 


A native New Yorker and Skidmore College graduate, Mike lives in New York City with his Southern- transplant wife, and has proudly seen a concert in all five boroughs (including Staten Island). You can follow him on Twitter at @greenhauseffect and Instagram at @greenhauseffect3
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249

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